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and china. nearly half of under-5 deaths result from poor nutrition. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. straight ahead, she is trapped inside a tent with a port apotty and no shower. for the first time directly from the nurse quarantined in new jersey, even though she isn't showing signs of ebola. >> to make me stay for 21 days, to not be with my family, to put me through this emotional and physical stress is completely unacceptable. >> it's an interview you'll only hear on cnn, the exclusive just seconds away. hello, everybody. back lash from health workers on the front lines of the fight
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again ebola, as three states rush to impose new quarantines. illinois joins new york and new jersey, allowing 21-day mandatory quarantines for high-risk people returning. florida announced mandatory monitoring. now there's concern that response could stop health workers from going to west africa to help fight ebola at the source. the director of the national institutes of allergy and infectious diseases spoke out on cnn's "state of the union." >> you have got to make your decision and your policy based on the scientific data. the scientific data and evidence tells us people who are not ill, who do not have symptoms, with whom you don't come into contact with body fluids, they are not a threat, they are not goods to spread it. we have to be careful when we make policy that we don't have unintended consequences where you group everyone in the same category, that just because you came back from there, that therefore you're in this
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category. >> today samantha power arrived in guinea. she told nbc the last thing we need is to discourage health workers. >> we need to encourage more, we needham more than are going right now, and we need to find a way when they come home, that they are treated like conquering heroes and not stigma advertised for the tremendous work they have done. >> scathing words from a nurse. she wrote in a her to "the dallas morning news" i sat alone in the isolate tent and thought of many colleagues who will return home to america and face the same ordeal. will they be made for feel like criminals and krichbers? >> we spoke to kacihickox.
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>> joining us on the phone that nurse. kaci hickox, the nurse in quarantine in new jersey. thank you so much for joining us. i know a couple days to get from sierra leone, you had been there with doctors without borders helping to treat and phytobowla. tell us what happened once you landed at newark. >> that's correct, candy. i spent a month in sierra leone. when i arrived at the airport in newark, i of course presented my paperwork to the immigration official and told him that i had been in sierra leone. i verbally declared it myself as well as writing it in the documentation. and he was very and said they'll have a couple questions. there were many people that asked me questions. no one seems to be leading or coordinating the effort. a lot of the questions were
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repetitive, and as an epidemiologist i was surprised that, you know, i saw people writing in the margins of their paperwork which showed obviously they weren't prepared to capture all the information they thought they needed. obviously i was there for many hours, my plane was -- and i only left for the isolation center around -- >> kaci, let me ask you something -- let me interrupt you for a second. i want to know, did this -- the questioning, by my tally, were there are five or six hours at the airport? is that correct? were you surprised by this? did you know there had been a quarantine put in place for all health care workers from the three affected countries, including sierra leone? >> as far as i know, you're right, i was at the airport for five or six hours, and before i arrived i had heard the news
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that a doctor from doctors without borders living in new york city had tested positive so i assumed that there would be maybe further questioning, but as far as i knew there had been no official quarantine order for either the state of new jersey and new york, and we are looking into that detail ourselves, but of course i don't have that information at this time. >> once you got to the hospital, what happened? >> once i got to the hospital, they of course tested my blood, they asked me a few more questions. i do want to say everyone here, all of the doctors and nurses that have been caring for me and workers have been fantastic, so supportive. you know, they have offered to give me books and bring my pizza hut. they are fantastic. they definitely have gotten caught up in a political mess. i don't envy them. but yes, they tested my blood,
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and it's negative. >> notice there having reports of me having a fever in the airport, but i truly believe that it's an instrument error. they werees the forehead scanner. i was obviously distressed and a bit upset, so my cheeks were flushed, and i think there has been some evidence that that machine is not very accurate in these kind of situations. when i arrived at the unit, they took my temperature orally, and it was completely normal. and since then it's always been. >> has it remained completely normal? >> yes, it's always been completely normal. i heard from my mother last night, who called me concerned and said governor christie just said in an interview that you were, quote/unquote obviously ill. this is so frustrating to me. first of all, i don't think he's a doctor. secondly he's never laid eyes on me. thirdly i have been asymptomatic
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since i've been here. i feel physically completely strong and emotionally completely exhausted. but for him to say i'm obvious -- which is even a strange statement. what does that mean? someone define that if me. i don't quite under what "obviously ill" means. i am here to tell you i am completely fine, and being held here is just -- i just am -- >> and what is your understanding about how long you will -- what have they told you about tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that? >> this is the other concern i have. i have not been communicated a clear plan. my quarantine order written by the new jersey health commissioner, and even though this day no one has told me what it means or what's the plan. no one has told me how long it would last. i don't know if i'm going to be
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retested and if so why? i'm completely asymptomatic. the test is not even accurate if you don't have symptoms. yesterday, i spoke with the assistant health commissioner, christopher i believe is his name. i told him one thing. i said the only thing i have to say is i said an answer for what is my clear plan? no one has communicated with me. you have put me in an isolation unit without communicating medically or public health, you know, scientifically logical chain of events that need to happen next. this to me is completely unacceptable. i spoke to him at 6:00 p.m. and now it's 11:00 a.m. i still have not heard from anyone what the plan is next. >> as far as we know, and this certainly does not relate to your specific case, but it's a 21-day quarantine. can you describe to me where you are right now?
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what does it look like? are you in the hospital in a room? >> sure. i am outside of the university hospital itself, in a -- building -- i believe, only i can only say -- i'm within a tent within a building, and, you know, it's just a basic tent structure. there's a hospital bed. obviously they bring me food. i have kind of a port apotty type of rest room, no shower facility, and no connection with the outside world except my iphone, which i insisted that i brought with me when i arrived late friday night. >> so let me ask you this, from a different point of view. you have been over in sierra leon, i think everyone would salute someone who does put their life on the line to go over and help others. we have heard over and over again, while you have been away how vital it is for all
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countries to send workers, doctors, nurses, other health care workers to fight this disease where it is in order to, you know, save those countries as well as protect the rest of the world. but understanding the doctor who is now in quarantine in new york city was home seven or eight days before he spiked a bit of a fever, and then was put into isolati isolation, do you understand the need of governor, be they from new jersey or new york or illinois, to say we can't take this risk? that somebody is out there with a fever, or will spike a fever eight or nine days after they arrived? we need to make sure that they're in isolation until we know they are past the danger zone. do you understand that psyche? >> i completely don't understand it. it is completely not understandable to me. it is not based on any clear
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public health evidence. it's not the recommendation of public health and medical experts at this point. you know, i think we have to be very careful about letting politicians make medical and public health decisions, and all of the evidence about ebola shows that if you are not symptomatic, you are not infectious, so, for instance, when i arrived, i was not symptomatic, and that friday they tested my blood, and i am negative. so if i don't have symptom and i tested negative, there's no way i can be -- for anyone to tell me that i need to -- and under a quarantine -- it's just completely unacceptable, and i believe -- impose -- you know -- perhaps because you have been gone -- i know again for so long, in the united states there have been what appear to be missteps by the cdc, certainly
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by a hospital in dallas which got an ebola patient, someone who was ill from it, and clearly had a -- you know was communicable at that point. >> i'd like to remind you he wasn't an aid worker. sure. no, no, absolutely. all i was going to say was that there was this feeling that the federal government and the doctors who advised the federal government don't actually know how to contain this, and i think it is out of that concern from the public thinking, wait a second, they told us it couldn't come here, they told us we could deal with it, and it hasn't always come to be so. they've to change, as you know, some of their protocols in dealing with it for health care workers, et cetera. so i think that's somewhat pushing this drive. so -- having said that, you landed without knowing about a quarantine, and it seems to me,
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and one of the things that you wrote was i am scared -- talking about other workers coming back, that they will arrive and see a frenzy of disorganization, et cetera, et cetera, and most frightening a quarantine. can you tell me why the quarantine of the fear you certainly mvp felt, what are these people up to, getting a police ride with sirens and everything to the hospital, to understand that fear, not knowing what's going on, but tell me what's frightening about a quarantine. >> for me, it's two things, and i've experienced it, so unfortunately i think i can say these two things pretty confidently. the first has been this is not a -- case. for instance, are all of the workers taking care of me being -- no, they are seeing me, in their ppe, and they're going home to their families. so the quarantine does -- in its -- in how it's being carried
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out doesn't make scientific sense. the 1ekd thing is it's really inhumane. i just came back from one of the most different months of my life, and i am completely -- and no one knows -- no one can -- if i will develop ebola or not in the next 21 days. most aid workers that come back will not. so to quarantine everyone in case when you cannot predict who may develop ebola or not, and make me stay for 21 days, to not be with my family, to put me through this emotional and physical stress, is completely unacceptable. >> kaci, one of the things we have learned talking to experts lo these many weeks is there's no such thing as no risk, but you can get pretty close.
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i think would you concede as a health care worker that, sure, there's a low risk perhaps you might at some point be carrying the ebola virus. is it worth it to keep new jerseyians out of any kind of risk to keep you 21 days in quarantine? >> you know, i think one of the frustrating things about this policy is it is obviously poorly planned out. what about other people traveling from these regions as well? you're right, there's no such thing as no risk, but i think when consideration this issue, we also have to balance what you're putting the health care workers through, and how evidence-based your approach is.
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are they you going to quarantine all the health care workers looking after health ware workers who have been to an ebola-affected areas. could it be said that they also have some level of risk since they're taking care of possible ebola contacts? so i think it's a slippery slope. my frustration is that it truly is -- has not been thought out. and it's not a sound public health decision. i think we need to stress the fact that we don't need politicians to make these decisions. we need public health experts to make these decisions. there always needs to be a balance. i also want to be treated with compassion and humanity. i don't feel like i've been treated that way the past three days. >> sure. one of the things that gornor
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christie said as really as this morning, is he's sorry this has been an inconvenience, but he's trying to protect a public he feels particularly in densely populated areas has not been properly protected by the cdc and this administration. i wanted to give you this chance to talk to governor christie, what would you say to him? >> the third finn i would say is i wish he would be more careful about his statements related to my medical condition. i am not, as he said, quote will unquote obviously ill. i am completely healthy and with no symptoms. if he knew anything about ebola, he would know that asymptomatic people are not infectious. i understand people feel like they have a risk, and i think we can have a conversation about what further measures might look like, but i think this is an
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extreme that is really unacceptable, and i feel like my basic human rights have been violated. i hope he will also consider me -- and i -- obviously, you know, all i want is to go home to my partner, who is completely happy to have me home, and is not scared at all, because he knows that i know more about ebola than most people in the u.s., and if i were the unlucky person, like dr. spencer to develop symptoms after returning home, i would be smart and do the right thing and contact the local health department, and be safe in going to a facility and being isolated and tested. this is just an extreme that we have to fight against. >> kaci, first, thank you for your time. our wish is that you remain symptom free, and our second wish is that somehow you can
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work this out to a point where you no longer feel that you are being threatened, you know, by just having to stay in quarantine, and that you get back to your life as soon as you can. thank you so much for your time this morning. >> thank you, candy. all right. the director of the office of communications of the new jersey health department responded to h releasing this statement -- the patient was giving a copy of the order friday and is receiving regularly updated information, end quote. the office also telling cnn, quote, the patient did receive reading materials. she also got computer access, end quote, and new jersey governor chris christie also talking about the situation earlier today. he defended the policy that has left her trapped inside a tent. >> i believe that folks who want to take that step and are willing to volunteer also
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understand that it's in their interests and in the public health interests to have a 21-day period thereafter if they've been directly exposed to people with the virus. as we saw with what happened with some of the health care workers in texas, with the cdc shifting protocols, we had people who were infected from that type of contact. we just can't have that in the new york/new jersey area. that's why governor cuomo and i agree on this, and now you see they great in chicago as well. i think this will become a national policy sooner rather than later. there will be more discussion about this mandatory quarantine. we understand later on today at about 4:30 eastern time new york city mayor bill de blasio is expected to have a press conference outside bellevue hospital. that is the hospital where dr. craig spencer is being treated for ebola. of course, we will take that press conference live and keep you updated. meantime we'll talk more about this quarantine with dr.
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elizabeth cohen, live outside bellevue hospital, where dr. spencer is. so dr. gowneder, does kaci have a point? is this quarantine unnecessary? does a clear plan, as she put it, need to be conveyed to her in a better way? >> absolutely. she's being detained against her will after she said one of the hardest months in her life, trying to save others, and also performing a very important service for the american public. the best way to protect our citizens from ebola is to control the problem on the ground. units elizabeth, you have also talked to kaci, what are you hearing about her plight, what she wants, what she is deserving of. >> kaci told me she's hired a lawyer. i just hung up with that lawyer, and he says he will be filing papers in court to get her a
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hearing within the next few days. he says, look, when we detain people because, for example, we can detain someone because they're mentally ill, you give them a hearing. the burden is on the government to show why she needs to be quarn teen. he said in his view, she has tested twice negative for ebola, she's not having symptoms, he says she shouldn't be detained. >> elizabeth, thank you so much. doctor, we'll talk more about this in a moment and talk specifically about how these quarantine rules are having an impact on health care workers. also up next, dr. celine talks about how her fellow workers are reacting about the stigma at home. e says "easy like monday morning." sundays are the warrior's day to unplug and recharge.
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three u.s. states imposing ebola quarantines, illinois, new york and new jersey. joining me again is elizabeth cohen, and dr. selene gowneder, and at 4:30 east coast time, mayor de blasio will be holding a press conference where you were, elizabeth, and where dr. craig spence are is being treated for the ebola virus. so doctor gowneder, to you first, you now have colleagues in west africa, who are not putting pictures on facebook or twitter, for feel their material ends up in news cover or they are ridiculed out of people's fears about them working overseas in this west after kaj nations hardest hit by ebola. tell me more about -- this is really a revelation for many of these health care workers, once very proud of the work they're doing and now afraid of the
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backlash? >> they're being told by people in their communities that they're essentially disease vectors, bringing back ebola to this country. it's really unfortunate. they're having to deactivate their facebook and twitter accounts, because they're afraid their pictures will end up in the paper and all over the television. they're afraid their children will be bullied at school. they're afraid about ha has razzment and stigma. this is not the way to be treating those on the front lines for those fighting ebola. it's disrespectful of the sacrifices they are making on all of our behalves. >> what do you think this is doing to the effort to phytobowla at the source. >> well, i've heard some people about volunteering in secret, not letting others know what they're doing or where they're going. i think there are some people who won't volunteer at all, because they're afraid not just the risk of infection, but how they're going to be treated when they come back. >> elizabeth, talk to us about
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these cdc monitoring guidelines going to affect tomorrow. how different is it from what has preceded. how will it impact these cdc's approach? >> right, these rules that will go into effect, they'll be quite different. in six states -- new york, pennsylvania, maryland, virginia, new jersey and georgia -- health care workers, like local and state health authorities will reach out to people, everyone, not just health workers, returning from west after from they three countries and will keep in daily contact with them to see how they're feeling, see what their temperature is. that's very different. that's called achive surveillance. i came back from lie beery september 27th and didn't have to do anything. this will be quite different. it does make you wonder if a health official had been calling craig spencer every day, saying how are you feeling? and if he had said i feel
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sluggish, maybe they would have told him to stay home rather than going out to a restaurant or bowling. it might have been different. like 900 u.s. troops have already made their way to liberia, and thousands more will be going there to assist in setting up kind of clinics, you know, temporary clinics. we understand none of these troops will have direct contact with ebola patients, about you we're talking about, you know, a country in liberia where every county has ebola patients. so is it your understanding that any of these u.s. troops would be subject to the potential mandatory quarantines once they return back to the states? particularly if it's any one of those three states? >> you know, the quarantines are written in a vague way. they talk about anyone having direct contact with an ebola patient and then make a special note medical personnel who treated ebola patients, if they're high risk, they would be
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quarantined. if they're wearing protective gear, are they high risk? it gets complicated. we don't know what will happen to returning troops or the u.s. public health workers, will they be quarantined? another question more immediate, what about the nurses inside had hospital behind me and the doctors? will they be quarantined? they are taking care of an actual victim. kaci was not actually sick. the gentleman in the hospital behind me is sick. will the people taking care of him, will they be quarantined in. the dr. and nurses at emory, nih, should they have been quarantined? sos questions, it is really unclear why they have sort of at this point singled out this one nurse in new jersey, when there are actually people who are taking care of real ebola patients. doctor, simply put, where does
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it end? >> that's a great question. should we be putting tony fauci, who was involved in the care of nina pham, should he be in quarantine? that's really what we're talking about here. i think we need to be science-driven and not take measures that are further going to a4r5r78 people. frankly get in the way of responding to the epidemic. >> is it -- i guess the messages that have been sent from the medical community is don't panic, we have it under control, but i feel like now there's a feeling that people are ready to panic. there is cause for great concern elizabeth. >> you know, what i'm hearing is less panic and more anger. i received a tweet that said that nurses like kaci hickox were selfish, and that she deserved to be in question and answer fined.
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the mean-spiritedness is really notable. i've met a lot of angry people who feel that these workers have put everyone in jeopardy. >> doctor, do you worry about the balance between anger, concern and, you know, real curiosity or fear? >> i'm very concerned about the anger, like elizabeth, i have seen similar things on twitter, people really lashing out against those who are trying to help. i mean, would we treat a soldier returning from the battlefield that way? these health care workers are defending us by doing this work. >> thank you both so much. again, just a reminder 4:15 eastern time today mayor de blasio holding a press conference outside of bellevue. also still ahead, we'll talk to the deputy commissioner for disease control in new york, city health department. dr. jay varma, and for more on
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we're learning new information about how a high school freshman in washington
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state may have shot himself after opening fire on several friends. two of those students are dead, including the 14-year-old shooter, and four are injured. and in the midst of that tragedy, a reporter of heroism, a teacher's union official tells cnn first-year full-time teacher megan silverburger confronted the shooter and may have saved lives. the school district posted this message from her on its website saying this, quote -- while i am thankful and grateful for the support from everyone, at this time i am requesting privacy for myself and my family. dan simon is in marysville, washington. dan, whaer we learning about how the shooter died? >> reporter: >> reporter: hi, first of all we are in front of the school. there would be a community meeting later this afternoon. you can see this makeshift memorial behind me, all weekend long a steady stream of people dropping off flowers and
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balloons. but we are getting new information about how things unfolded. we got some information from a law enforcement sort, who told our susan candiotti, that as a certain point the shooter was trying to reload, but he was having trouble and he was nervous, and hi hands were shaking. that law enforcement source also saying that the shooter looked calm. this is what law infers muppet was able to ascertain from witnesses. as for that heroic account from the teacher, what we are learning is that the teacher heard when shots when she was in an office near the cafeteria. i had a conversation with the person who runs the local education association. he had a conversation with megan silb silberberger. she rushes into the cafeteria sees student who are down, sees the shooter, and attempts to
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confront him in some fashion. witness versus previously said she put her hand on his arm, and moments later he shot himself. a law enforcement source, fredricka also saying that she attempted to perform cpr on one of the male victims. >> oh, my gosh. then, dan, by all accounts the shooter was a popular kid, football player, homecoming prince, anything new on the motive? >> reporter: no. that's what makes things so difficult to understand. he was popular, and he actually targeted people he knew. in fact he shot two of his cousins, we're getting an account from a grandfather of one of those victims. take a look. >> it really hurts. it really hurts. they all went to the prom together. they all got pictures together last saturday. they all did everything, went to dinner together, and sheesh, just things that happened. only god knows what escalated this.
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>> reporter: at this point, no change in the condition of the victims. three still in extremely critical condition and a fourth said to be in serious condition. fred? >> dan simon, thank you so much, there in marysville, washington. in the days leading up to friday's deadly shoot, jaylen fryberg posted some -- it breaks me. i know it seems like i'm sweating it off, but i'm not, and never will be able to. then this one -- you're not going to like what happens next. an internet privacy and security lawyer. were these kind of clear warnings signs, these disturbing tweets? >> they were, and they went back to september. if you start looking at them and see the cross-communications,
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there was something going on, but he seemed to be acting fine until he got into a fist fight with somebody on the football team who may have made a racial slur. so when you find somebody in real life seems to be functioning well and then see these things online, it's easy to brush them off. >> hindsight is always 20/20, so when situations like this happen, everyone trying to anticipate for the next time, what are the warn signs. when it comes down to looking at our policing, really evaluating the sent mints, who can do that? who can intervene? parents do as much as they did. school districts feel pretty strapped, so how do we manage -- how do we try to read the tea leaves, so to speak? >> well, fredricka, we don't.
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that's why these things keep happening. at the end of the day, we can't come up with a standard formula for what's inside people's heads when any go through this kind of thought process. you know, kids that are 14 years old and young athletes, whether they're popular or not popular, trying to date and get rejected or don't get rejected, there's a tremendous amount of stret at that age in particular, and a lot of kids are having problems. if you read every kid's diary, you wouldn't know. so all of a sudden to figure out when someone will go beyond that and take action. he doesn't say what the action will be in the twitter. is he going to pick another football player out and beat him up like the last fight he just had? >> you're saying law enforcement can't step in when they see a potential disturbing threat like that. you can't fill in the blanks to know that it means violence could be next, so law
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enforcement can't necessarily play a role here? >> let me give you another thing i thought about when the shooting was ahn folding. there were comments about parents worried that, is my child a victim? is my child a student? there's 2,500 students, and parents worry that maybe their child was harmed. how many parents might have been thinking, did my child do this? how many parents might have known that their kids have problems, they're under stress, they're saying bad things and they're trying to work with them and counsel them. i'll bet in 2,500 students at that school, he wasn't the only one, and even now there are still more, not a that school alone, but all over the country. that's just a common things. >> parry, help us parents out. i'm a parent of a 9-year-old. he's very savvy on the computer. he's not on social media. my husband and i are making sure
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he's in an open space, but when you're talking about teenagers, it's inconceivable for a parent to think they could be perched on their shoulder and pay attention to everything they're doing, but help equip parents on how to read the warning signs, what to do with this information? how invasive should a parent be when it comes to the activity of their child on social media? >> well, first, facebook and a lot of the other social media sites have relationships with suicide and self-harm nonprofits. i'm one of five members of facebook's international safety advisory board. if you report someone is engaged or threatening self-harm, they move this immediately up the chain and somebody handles it. to know if you're seeing something that's disturbing, report it to the networks so they can look at it and make sure professionals look at it as well. 9-year-olds aren't supposed to be on social media.
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they're supposed to be at least 13 anyway. >> but i can't help by worry what's next. >> when your kids are younger, young teens, and when they are at risk, he had a breakup with a girlfriend, it involved a family member, that's an at-risk situation. when that happens, you need to monitoring a bit more. there's some technology you can use. just take the cell phone every once in a while and do spot checks. >> look at it. >> have conversations with them. the best thing, and this is the answer i game when littleton and columbine happened when he did a big television network special. take to your kids. the first thing you do is have a conversation. >> keep that communication open. thanks so much, parry aaftab, and tom fuentes. thank you. more than 1,000 people filled the town as grove church
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it's creating a back lash among health care workers, including one nurse, who is in forced quarantine in new jersey right now. elizabeth cohen is outside bellevue hospital, where dr. craig spence are is being treated. what do we know about his condition? then also update on the nurse kaci hickox. >> reporter: we're heard that he's moved on to the next stage of the sickness, gastrointestinal medicines. he's getting antivirals, and blood transfilingses from nancy wright bowl. she says physically she's fine, but at times her spirits are down. >> everyone keeps asking how are you feeling physically.
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and of course i feel fine physically. but i don't think most people understand what it's like to be alone in a tent and to know there's nothing wrong with you, and that decisions are being made that don't makes sense, and that show no compassion. >> i just got off the phone with norman siegle. hickox's hear, and he says the burden is on the government to prove why its necessary to put her in carnitine even though thee tested negative for ebola twice. and she says she's feeling fine. >> there's new cdc guidelines that are coming out, how might they impact these quarantine rules. ? >> reporter: right, so up until recently when people came back from liberia, sierra leon,
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guinea, they didn't get asked anything, weren't told to do anything. i know that was the case when i came back in september, but now a state or local health official is going to be in daily contact with folks who are coming back from that region, will be asking hem how they feel and what their temperature is. it makes you wonder if someone had been in contact with dr. spencer and said to hick, how are you feeling? and he said i'm feeling kind of sluggish, would they have told him stay at home, don't go to the restaurant? one wonders if things week different. and at 4:15 eastern time mayo de blasio will be holding a press conference. we'll be right back with much more news in a moment.
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it's about getting to the finish line. in life, it's how you get there that matters most. like when i found out i had a blood clot in my leg. my doctor said that it could travel to my lungs and become an even bigger problem. so he talked to me about xarelto®. >>xarelto® is the first oral prescription blood thinner proven to treat and help prevent dvt and pe that doesn't require regular blood monitoring or changes to your diet. for a prior dvt i took warfarin, which required routine blood testing and dietary restrictions. not this time. while i was taking xarelto®, i still had to stop racing, but i didn't have to deal with that blood monitoring routine. >>don't stop taking xarelto®, rivaroxaban, unless your doctor tells you to. while taking xarelto®, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto® may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. xarelto® can cause serious bleeding, and in rare cases, may be fatal.
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get help right away if you develop unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising, or tingling. if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto®, watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not take xarelto® if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto®, tell your doctor about any conditions such as kidney, liver, or bleeding problems. xarelto® is proven to reduce the risk of dvt and pe, with no regular blood monitoring and no known dietary restrictions. treatment with xarelto® was the right move for me. ask your doctor about xarelto® today. all right. welcome back to the newsroom. knick is here with the rest of the stories. >> good afternoon, fred, and good afternoon to you at home. let's get to the top stories at home. battles are raging in
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khobani. >> iraqi kurdish fighters are expected to ross to help out, but not clear when. at least 800 have been killed in kobani the past 13 years. britain has -- union jack flag was lowered for the last time at a ser myoin helmand province. security forces will take over the base, but the uk will continue to support them and their development. those are some of the stories this hour, fred. back to you. and we'll have much more straight ahead, right after this. an unprecedented program that partners businesses with universities across the state. for better access to talent, cutting edge research, and state of the art facilities.
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